WAIREWA COUNTY COUNCIL.
'■■■ I jg The ordinary monthly meeting of the a Wairewa County Council was held at the :. Chambers. Little Eiver on Tuesday.' Pre* a sent—Messrs J. F. Buchanan (chairman), T. 0 i Thompson, J. 0. Coop, J. C. C. Gebbie, J. Chapman and T. Feather. « / MINUTES. a The minutes of the previous meeting were ». read and confirmed. COKBESPOKDENCB. r Outward correspondence was read and 0l approved. c Inward correspondence was read— ti The clerk said Mr T. White wished to say that, if the land was wanted, three acres on 4 summit of Gap road would cost 8s per acre rent, and purchase money £8 per acre. Mr Feather said it was a bleak rlaoe. with q plenty of wod. He considered Mr White's J offer was a reasonable one. There was no water or wood on his own property for a wbare to be built there V Mr Chapman said tbat the trouble as to p the wbare was not so serious as that about 8 feed for the men's horses. They requited a n horpe to go to work. ii Some Fdisonseion ensued, and members n thought Mr White'B was not central enough, t and the position was too high with snow in d the winter. J 1 Mr Coop moved ttiat Mr White be thanked r for bis offer, and that the Counoil considered i tbe site too high. Also tbat the chairman c and Mr Feather be authorized to endeavour c to find a suitable place for a men's whare. r Seconded by Mr Chapman, and oarried. c Tho signatures of a number of shop- l keeperß in tbe County were received, asking J that tbe half holiday be held on Saturday. 1 Mr Coop considered the Saturday half- s holiday was not suitable for a district of this s sort. i It was resolved that the petition, as com- • ing from a majority of tbe shopkeepers, be complied with A ciroular from the Christchuroh Committee of the Belgian Fund was reoeived, asking the Council to 00 operate with the Christohurch Committee in holding a mon« ster harvest festival in March in aid of the - Bolt I ins, j. Mr Coop moved that the previous- regolu- . tions re donations be rescinded, and that the £100 voted be given to this fund. ' Mi* Gebbie said tbe people in the Ccunty 1 hud done a good deal already. The district; ( i of Kaituna and Gebbie's Valley was holding ] j a bio gsla. ! Mr Thotnp-on said he was quite willing 'he £100 should be. transferred, hut thought t'-e Britain Fund should have hMf. It wa resolved that the £100 voted previously and not handed over be naicl ovpr £50 to tbe Belgian Fund and £50 to the G>eat Britain/ Ireland and Bc-leium Fund, the chairman and clerk to see who her the 1 Council bad power to do so. ; M r Thompson pointed out that Liltlfi 1 R ver Wftf hold ; ng three separate functions in | t c n>xt sis weeks in aid of ths abject Be thought Litt c Rfver had done well. Mr Crop moved tbat tbe Chripfccburch ' CommHte* be informed that a number of I 1 teal entertainment" nre being held within 1 the County in aid of tbe Belgians, and tbat , ; they were working independently of tbe Ch'istohurch Committee. ' Seconded by Mr Gebbie, and carried. From Mr W. H. Montgomery, tendering thanks to the Council for the kind vote of ' sympathy on tbe ocoanion of his father's death His brother joined him in thanking the Council, From the Clerk Akaroa County Council re j Bill Top metal reserve, to effect that I".P had I been instructed to inform tbe Council it had a right to take metal from the reserve. His Counoil disputed tha statement that the Wairewa Counoil had half ownership. Mr Thompson who attended the conference of the two Councils said he understood that Mr Bruce agreed tbat the two Councils had equal right to the reserve. Mr Coop moved that the Council get their solicitor's advice us to the Council's position in the matter. Seconded by Mr Chapman, and carried. From tbe Canterbury Automobile Association, asking the Council if they would erect sipin -posts forwarded to them at the nearest railway action. Mr Chapman thought the posts would be at cross roads only. Mr Coop moved tbat the clerk ascertain whether the Association is forwarding danger or sign-posts. Seconded by the 'chairman, and carried. From Mr H. W. Bush re complaint as to his breaking tbe Council's heavy traffic bylaw, and saying that he had rolled the road, and did not intend to infringe the by-law. i He iiad taken over Mr Layers' license. He udderstoodl Messrs Quealy and J, Coop had given him the eeaesßary permission. Mr Gebbie said he bad sppken to Messrs Everest and Burgess, who complained of the way they bad been approached. The clerk read the letters Bent to these traction engine owners, asking them to pay for a license, Mr Gebbie thought tbat tbe traotion engine owners should not bavo been threat with a prosecution on the first notice they reoeived The chairman and councillors considered that the onus of procuring a license rested vitb. tbe traction engine owners themselves It was resolved that Mr Bush be asked t" forward bis acoount, and also biß license for tbe lraction engine. From National Provident Fund asking for information re workers to facilitate tbe superannuation sche<re. llesotved information be forwarded as far . as practicable. From Department Internal Affairs, acknowledging the eleotion . of -Mr J. F.
Hucnauan as chairman, tha Aoi having been amended so tint every chairman should bo a J.P. ex offioio. Tenders for cooksfoofc, whiah arrived too late (or last meeting, were read. From tbe North Canterbury Hospital and Charitable Aid Board balanoe'shcet for the year. It was resolved that notioe be given that 10% penalty will be obarged on all rates not paid before 28th February and sued (or - It was resolved that BJnaldi's road and Ouddon's track be attended to as soon as practicable. • Tenders were reoeived for dog collars as per sample at !).)d each, and soma rivetted 8d Jt was resolved that offer be accepted, and also that applications be invited (or the position of ranger. It was tesolved that fifty 9in drain pipes be ordered to Wainui (or Reid's road. Tbe motor bylaw and Committee's report was considered, end Mr Gebbie proposed that tbe maximum speed on the main road be 25 miles an hour. Mr Gebbie'a motion was carried, Messrs Gebbie, Feather, and Chapman voting for, and Messrs Coop and Thompson against. Mr Coop reported that in company with Mr Thompson and the Clerk, be attended a oonfereoco of County Councills and EHesraere Drainage Bosrd. and as no decision was ar> nved at. it was decided to hold another meet ins to obtain a decision on tbe following :— "That the present Drainage Board's duties shall be confined to the drainafco of Lake Ellesmere. and that tbe County Councils oon oerned shall attend to the drainage of their several Counties." This Council resolved (hat the above pro. position by Mr Coop at tbe above Ct nfer enoe be approved ot by this Council, and that Messrs Coop and Thompson and the Clerk attend at the postponed meeting. From Charitable Aid Board asking if any course has been adopted re employing a district nurse. This Counoil would like a reply to the let ter of Nov. 3,1913, on ibis subject. engineer's report. "Since lastmeeting. all of the Little Hiver men, with tbe exception of the foreman, and one other man, have left for kthe gra-s seed labour, and the two men referred to have been mostly painting bridge railing. The two men at Kaituna (one since left (or other work) have painted all the bridge rail, ings along tbe main road from Gebbio's Valley to Birdling's Flat, and in addition bave re decked and put in 5 new girders on bridge at Kaituna valley near tbe lower station, as well as opened some oulverts on Prions valley road and also Kaituna and Gebbie's Valley road, and put some shingle back on the maiD road around sharp ourves where thrown out by motor cars. I antici. iate some steps should be taken to have rates ?aid on the penalty of 10 per oent should be idded, as there are approaching £1800 rates )utstanding. I have inspected, a? directed. Rinaldi's road at top of Puaba Valley, and iod there are some ourves whioh would be letter if widened, especially for sledge traffic, md this end generally improved. The work s not costly—somewhere about £5 would do ill that is required on this section. I also nspeoted Duddon's track in Puaha Settle nent. and find it only required tbe ditches ileaned out and the road generally rounded ip. The cost should not be more than about £5. The df balance tbis day is £1805, in addition to this day's pay-sheet (£2BB Is 3d) otal £2093 Is 3d. The amount paid to the 3redit of the County Fund during the past month has been £322 5s lOd. I submit a topy of the audited bolanoe sheet as on 30th September, 1914. Some steps should be aken re dog collars (or current year." After passing accounts (or payment £293 Is sd, the Council adjourned.
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WAIREWA COUNTY COUNCIL., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIV, Issue 3477, 12 February 1915